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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

A rare case of spontaneous Aspergillus spondylodiscitis with epidural abscess in a 45-year-old immunocompetent female


1 Department of Pathology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
K Ambedkar Raj
Department of Pathology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Kaliatheerthal Kuppam, Puducherry - 605 107
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.128538

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Vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis are mainly due to bacterial infections though fungal infections are one of the important causes of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus involving intervertebral disc space is extremely rare. We report a case of aspergillosis of intervertebral L5-S1 disc space with spinal epidural abscess in an immunocompetent 45-year-old female which can add on to a few case reports described in literature as well as an insight for clinicians regarding this rare spontaneous infection in an immunocompetent patient.


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